Improving the Safety of Women and Girls on Public Transport

  • Taft, Angela (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Kalms, Nicole (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bawden, Gene (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Matthewson, Gill (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hooker, Leesa (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Forsdike-Young, Kirsty (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Henry, Nicola (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The rape and murder of La Trobe University student Aiia Masaarwe is a tragic reminder of the important issue of safety on public transport for women and girls.
This proposal invests $~687K for a three phase, collaborative, multi-agency and multi-university action research and evaluation project to enhance women and girls’ safety on public transport. This seeks to use the 86 tram as a ‘living laboratory’ to investigate key factors that influence traveller behaviours, women’s safety and perceptions of safety across the whole tramway’s journey, from origin to destination.
Effective start/end date22/08/1931/12/20


  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Public event

Tram Lab: Improving the Safety of Women and Girls on Pubic Transport

Nicole Kalms (Contributor), , Gene Bawden (Contributor), , Gill Matthewson (Contributor), , Ilya Fridman (Contributor), , Jess Berry (Contributor), , Hannah Korsmeyer (Contributor), , Allison Edwards (Contributor), & Isabella Webb (Contributor)

20 Nov 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Australian Rail Security Forum

Nicole Kalms (Invited speaker), , Gill Matthewson (Invited speaker), & Hannah Korsmeyer (Invited speaker)

9 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course